Whoa, is this true?

Indeed it is. For quite some time, many Cowboys fans wondered why the team hasn’t signed free-agent linebacker Anthony Barr considering their lack of depth at the position and his multiple ties to the organization. Well, that speculation can end, as the Cowboys are signing the former first-round pick to a one-year deal.

This is a bit of sweet revenge for the Cowboys. Back in March, Dallas thought they locked up edge rusher Randy Gregory for the foreseeable future. Much to their displeasure, or bad business practices, some would say, the Cowboys lost Gregory to the Broncos after they attempted to add additional language to Gregory’s deal after he agreed to it. This time, the Cowboys beat out the Broncos for a much-needed upgrade at a key position.

With the Barr signing, the Cowboys add him to Jabril Cox and Leighton Vander Esch behind All-Pro Micah Parsons at linebacker, which certainly makes them look a lot more serviceable. The hope is that Barr can avoid the injury issues he has had as of late and give the Cowboys another experienced body on the second level of their defense as well as another pass rusher if needed.

Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and senior defensive assistant George Edwards, who was the defensive coordinator for the Vikings during all four of Barr’s Pro Bowl seasons (2015-2018) get a shiny new toy to use. With Quinn already establishing a culture after just one year in Dallas, and Barr’s history with Edwards, this should be a smooth transition.

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